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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday 4 saturday.50f save weekly or annually total newsstand weekly Home de vend weakly the Lethbridge Herald Uxxii-104 tuesday april 10, 1990 40 cents Celebration Leth Bruge hurricanes assistant coach Percy Kaml Nykl hugs winning goal scorer Nell Hawryluk while head coach Bob Loucks left is congratulated by one of his players after the hurricanes overtime Victory monday night Over Hefu photo by Kesh Kooy Saskatoon Blades. The Blades before fans to win their Western hockey Lugue East division semifinal playoff series four games to three. Please see Story photo on b1. Halting dam work could be unsafe minister warns Doug Lewis City police continuing occult investigation a Lethbridge City police investigation into occult activities and three teen suicides is continuing. We want to keep tabs on what s going on in the Insp. Lawrence Van Home said today. I Don to however foresee any arrests being made in the immedi ate Van Home said police still have some people yet to interview Lawrence Van horni regarding both the sudden deaths and occult investigations. The investigation was sparked by the death of three 14-year-Olds. Ashley Merrick hanged himself in March one Day after the funeral of his Friend Wayne Townsend who hanged himself a week earlier. In december Chilton tour also died after hanging him self. The deaths and subsequent allegations of occult activities and death pact lists in Lethbridge resulted in several teens being held under watch in Hospital. An inter Agency committee was also formed in an Effort to educate parents of Lethbridge schoolchildren. Meanwhile Lethbridge Christian churches Are banding together wednesday for a Public meeting in response to the City s teen suicides and occult activities. The meeting at . In the Yates theatre will feature a presentation by the Christian research Institute of Calgary an International organization which studies Cults and the occult. The meeting is free to the Public sponsored by members of the Lethbridge evangelical pastors association members of the Lethbridge ministerial association and inter varsity Christian Fellowship an interdenominational organization which works in schools. Represented will be Catholic anglican presbyterian lutheran and other faiths. Tim Syme pastor at the evangelical free Church said the meeting is designed to build upon what has already been done by other agencies in the City. The meetings six information sessions held at schools for parents were really said Syme. This is not to say All issues were not really covered but churches want to be an ongoing resource the churches Are responsible to address these issues. We could t expect anyone else to cover the spiritual aspect of these problems for us. We re not look ing to create a really big stir we re just hoping to answer some James Penner co or Mator of inter varsity said Many churches have joined forces to make a Chris Tian response in the Community to Lethbridge s recent teenage crisis situation. The idea is to get As wide a Christian base for this As said Penner. If we re unified it makes us the evening will consist of a one hour presentation by the Institute including video on types of satanists and what they believe Why teenagers Are fascinated with the occult doorways into the occult and other issues parents should know. The presentation will be followed by a question period. Calgary up floodwaters could breach the partly finished Oldman River dam and endanger people downstream if construction is halted before june 1, transportation minister Doug Lewis warned monday. When you Stop one of these things you run the risk that you have More prob lems than if you continue build Lewis said in a Calgary her Ald report from Ottawa. Lewis is responsible for licensing the dam under the Navi Gable Waters Protection act. Lewis said the Federal govern ment in t yet prepared to formally respond to last month s Federal court of Canada decision calling for an environmental review of the dam. Lewis told the commons monday the government is now studying safety matters posed by the court s ruling. He did not say exactly what those concerns Are however. Liberal environment critic Charles Caccia said the now almost month Long delay in reacting to the decision is eroding the govern ment s credibility in environmental issues. We Are studying the decision and examining various courses of action which will take into account both the safety of the people in the area the safety of the dam and the Lewis said. There would be even less credibility if we acted hastily and did t take All factors into he told Caccia. Lee Clark a Manitoba my and parliamentary Secretary to Federal environment minister Lucien Bou Chard said there is a two per cent Chance the dam will fail this Spring unless construction continues. Bouchard will take a personal tour of the Oldman River dam thursday then meet with sup porters and critics of the project. He earlier refused to meet with either Side saying he would decide the Fate of the irrigation dam by conferring with government members and the Federal court of Appeal ruled last month that a transport department licence Given to the province to build the dam was invalid because no Federal Environ mental assessment was held. An environmental group opposed to the dam has gone to court in Cal Gary to get an injunction against further construction. Meanwhile a Southern Alberta lobby group which favors the dam is in Ottawa today meeting with the tory agriculture caucus and opposition members. They Are to return thursday for a meeting with Bouchard. We have to get dam construe Tion completed so we can manage water in this Semi arid said dam proponent Jim Hahn. Cliff Wallis president of the group seeking the injunction called Bouchard s visit a Victory noting the last time Bouchard toured a controversial Alberta project he axed a major ski expansion. No doubt this will be a difficult political decision but Basing it on Legal arguments makes it a lot simpler he said. Wallis said his group will argue that construction should be stopped until mandatory environmental studies Are Complete. Clark said that by june 1, when the Earth Core of the dam is higher the risk of flooding will decline to half of one per cent. Water is now flowing around the dam through diversion channels. The risk of flooding is higher this year because snowfall in the Rocky mountains has been about 30 per cent higher than average. Bob Grbavac left Don Campbell Frank Spanbauer and Byron Palmer Check in at time air for departure on Oldman River dam lobby Mission monday. He Haid photo by me swi Haft palestinian terrorists release couple baby Beirut a the pales Tinian terrorist group led by Abu Nidal freed today a French woman a belgian Man and the daughter born to them in Captivity. The couple had been seized from a French yacht almost 2% years ago. Jacqueline Valente 32, Fer Dinand Houtchins 43, and two year old Sophie liberte were released by masked gunmen who sped up to the main Gate of the French embassy in Beirut in three cars with drawn curtains lebanese police said. I embrace All my family. I am Well and the Little one Valente told French reporters who were Given exclusive Access to the three. Hout Ekins said the four Mem Bers of his family still held by the terrorist group were also Well. They have morale. They Are holding he said adding we expected our Freedom we knew it was coming one Day. The Day of our Freedom has arrived. For those who stay behind we keep the two accompanied by their daughter refused to Dis cuss certain other subjects including the death of their Sec Ond child in Captivity or their Liv ing conditions while they were hostages. Alberta May dam supporters premiers plan meeting to examine Accord Issue Edmonton up the West Ern premiers will hold a special meeting within two weeks to con Sider ways to restart the Meech Lake constitutional talks says Alberta Premier Don Getty. Getty told the legislature monday he is not optimistic the constitutional Accord can be saved. It s not going to be easy and it does t look he said. A committee on Meech Lake formed by the Western premiers has completed its meetings and is drafting a report. Getty said the committee s recommendations will be considered at the special meet ing and again at the Western pre Miers conference May 6-8 in por Tage la Prairie Man. Meanwhile new Brunswick pre Mier Frank Mckenna said monday Quebec should accept his proposed additions to the Meech Lake Accord if it wants to remain in Canada. If they want to be part of can Ada they should be prepared to accept Mckenna told the first session of a special commons com Mittee studying his proposed com Panion Resolution already rejected by Quebec. Go to court to fight get says Getty Edmonton up the Alberta government May take Legal action against Ottawa Over the proposed goods and services tax Premier Don Getty said Mon Day. Any legislation that we feel strongly about we always make sure we have a detailed Legal examination of it. I Don t want to pre judge that Legal he said. The House of commons is set to give third and final Reading today to legislation which would bring the seven per cent Levy into effect next january. In the Alberta legislature Mon Day nip Leader Ray Martin called on Getty to do whatever he can to Stop the tax. The Premier replied his conservative government has opposed it from the Start. The government of Alberta is doing everything possible including considering Legal he said. We will look to make sure that it can be legally imposed in our prov Ince. We do that with legislation we he would t give details on when the government would undertake a Legal Challenge and on what grounds. Begin lobby Mission by Ric Swihart of the Herald fifteen Southern Alberta sup porters of the Oldman River dam launched a lobby Mission to Parlia ment Hill today. The group picked up one sup Porter in Calgary and met three Alberta government officials in Ottawa for the Start of a series of meetings with key government officials. Aid. Don Lebaron who is Spear heading the Mission through the Southern Alberta water manage ment committee said at the Leth Bridge Aii port monday he has a great delegation with a Good Cross Section of municipal irrigation farm organization and chamber we have some Strong voices and Well give it our Best said Lebaron. The main goal of the Mission is to convince government construction of the dam should proceed in spite of the Federal court of Canada Rul ing that quashed construction per mits pending a Federal Environ mental Impact assessment. That Mission was strengthened Friday when it was announced that Federal environment minister Lucien Bouchard will tour the dam by helicopter and meet with the water management committee in Lethbridge thursday. Maynard Perveen of picture Butle a director to the Lethbridge Northern irrigation District said he Hopes the Mission will find the right people to talk with. Water management is a futuristic said Perveen. But we need it for the present too. Without water there is no life in this area and the country is no Good either without Bill Jackson manager of the Westminster Village business revitalization zone and representing the Lethbridge chamber of Commerce said Chambers in Southern Alberta have Long sup ported the dam and water manage ment. Frank Spanbauer of Barnwell representing the Alberta pulse growers commission said improved water management is essential for Farmers. This area was once called unfit for human said Span Baier. Look what irrigation has done. It has formed Southern Alberta into one of the Garden spots of Alberta and the Mission was to meet with Nelson Riis House Leader for the new democratic party and Ross Harvey the Alberta nip my and then Charles Caccia Liberal environment critic. The Alberta tory caucus was the last meeting today. Wednesday the group will meet with Western and Northern Liberal maps and senators before a major press conference in the House of commons. At noon it meets with the govern ment agriculture caucus and then with Brian Tobin Liberal transportation critic and Fernand Robichaud Liberal fisheries critic. Most of the delegation returns to Lethbridge late wednesday to pre pare for Bouchard s visit but some members will remain in Ottawa thursday morning to meet with acting Liberal House Leader Herb Gray. An Antic uhf pressure tem which moved into the area Mobsy brought with it a sir skies and a record cold to Nap of Clouds m Seq Actea to move Back into Southern Alberta Over the next few Days and temperatures should Rise to Normal by thursday. For com Peteto matter Mill a True Herald photo by Elwood Ferguson taste of Winter Spring tulips bad a bit of a struggle in the face of record Low temperatures overnight when the thermometer Plum meted to -19. The previous rec Ord for this Date was set in 1929 when the temperature dropped to -15. The Lethbridge weather office reports however -19 is not the coldest temperature the area has experienced this time of year. The Mercury dropped to -26 on april Stanley cup playoffs on to Stanley cup playoffs continue tonight with action shifting to he Campbell conference. Csc Calgary Channel 10, Cable 9 will televise game 4 of the Calgary flames los Angeles Kings series live from los Angeles beginning at . The fourth game of the Chi Cago Blackhawk Minnesota

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